ECONOMY | < does not consist in paying little, but in getting the best possible value in return for the money you have to spend. We invite you to inspect our Stock before pur- chasing elsewhere. Our Goods are marked in plain ifgures at our usual low prices. FRAMES In Untarnishable Gilt Fancy Wood, Leather, etc. I I ?'?!? ? ?? ?? ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ '?? ?"? f j! ?:? s? ￼ ssg?ss.s?E.???..r ￼ ￼ tM?.as? ￼ ￼ ￼ a ￼ s?? ￼ ?"' ['????s??s?? ￼ ?m.?'" -.J' Ladies' & Gent's BRUSH SETS. AUTOGRAPH AND POSTCARD ALBUMS. -Sole Agents in Abergavenny for SILVER MOLE CALF GOODS Comprising Ladies' Hand Bags, Manicure Sets, Purses, Letter Cases, Photo. Cases, Pouches, —————— Cigarette Cases, &c, &c. —————— TOURIST and ATTACHE CASES, PHOTO. AND LETTER CASES. Companions, Purses, Wallets, Pocket Books, Jewel Boxes, etc., etc. M. MORGAN & CO., "CHRONICLE" OFFICE- CRICKHOWELL UNION. I TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES. PERSONS desirous of, Contracting for the Jf Supply of Groceries, Flour, Meat, Boots, Goal, Cordwood, for the Conveyance of Poor Persons, the supply of Clothing and other articles, and the furnishing of Funerals, from the 1st of October, 1919, to 31st December, 1919, are requested to send sealed Tenders to me at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, by the 20th September, 19x9, together with samples of such articles as can conveniently be produced. The Guardians do not pledge themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. Forms of tender will be furnished on applica- tion to me. THOS. VAUGHAN, Clerk to the Guardians. Union Offices, Town Hall, Crickhowell, 9th September, 1919. MONMOUTHSHIRE ASYLUM, ABERGAVENNY. TO GROCERS, COAL MERCHANTS, LEATHER MERCHANTS AND OTHERS. THE Committee of Visitors of this Asylum J_ are willing to receive TENDERS from parties desirous of contracting to supply the Asylum with any of the undermentioned articles, for the periods hereinafter stated, viz. GENERAL GROCERIES, for six months from the 1st day of October next. HOUSE COAL, for three or six months from the 1st dav of October next. WASHED SETTLINGS, for three or six months from the 1st day of October next. .A GIVEN QUANTITY OF LEATHER AND UPPERS to be supplied at once. EARTHENWARE for six MONTHS, from the 1st day of October next. The Asylum Sidings on the London & North Western and Great Western Railways are avail- able for delivering goods to the Asylum. Tenders, accompanied by samples of all articles which will admit thereof, to be sent to the Asylum not later.than 9.30 o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 22nd day of September and superscribed Tender for Coal or as the case may be. Forms of Tender will be supplied on applica- tion by letter or otherwise, at the Clerk's Office in the Asylum. The Committee of Visitors do not bind them- selves to accept the lowest or any tender. R. W. POWELL, Clerk and Steward. To Saddlers and Harness Makers. ALL Men wishing to join in their Trade Society are invited to do so. Apply G. MLTCHEEE, 45 Chapel-road, Abergavenny. NEVILL HOUSE SCHOOL. For Boarders and Day Pupils. Next Term begins September 17th. For particulars, kindly apply to A. E. RADFORD, Mistress Edgar Charles Morgan Deceased. ALL Persons having Claims or Demands Aagainst the Estate of Edgar Charles 'Morgan late of The Beeches Penypound Aberga- venny Gentleman who died on the 25th day of August 1919 are requested forthwith to send -particulars thereof to me the undersigned the Solicitor to the Executors. Dated this 4th day of September 1919. J. R. JACOB, Solicitor, Central Chambers, Lion Street, Abe rgavenny. I BOROUGH THEATRE. TO-NIGHT,AND TO-MORROW. Two Performances on Saturday, at 6.45 & 8.45 S3 p.m. MORRIS FLAKE'S FIRST-CLASS PRODUCTION TOP OF THE BILL," MUSICAL COMEDY REVUE. CHARMING MUSIC, REAL COMEDY, AND CLEVER DANCING. See VAUGHAN BRACKING, the Irresistible Comedian. Also the Famous FOUR FLAKES. POPULAR PRICES 2/4 (balcony and front seats), 1/3 and gd. (including tax). THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 18th, 19th & 20th. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION FREDK. G. LLOYD presents THE RECORD MUSICAL COMEDY, 'A CHINESE HONEYMOON' Written by GEO. DAKCE. Music by HOWARD TALBOT. As Played for 1,200 Performances at the Strand Theatre. POWERFUL COMPANY, including MISS LILLIE SOUTAR (as Fi-Fi," her original part), Lola Raine, Eleanor Wilson, Reginald Cromp- ton, Clifford Barclay, VICTOR CRAWFORD. FULL OPERATIC CHORUS & ORCHESTRA under the direction of W. R. PARKER. PRICES 3/6 (reserved), 2/4, and 1/3 (limited). Commence at 8. Early doors 7.15, 6d. extra, not including tax.. Seats may be booked at Messrs. Heins & Co.'s. LLANELLY, LLANWENARTH, LLANGENNY & LLANFOIST PLOUGHING SOCIETY, 1919. THE 52nd ANNUAL COMPETITION will take place on Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 1919, NEAR GILWERN VILLAGE. E. MORGAN, Secretary, Tyr Factory, Govilon. Abergavenny Technical Instruction Committee. A COURSE OF TEN LECTURES ON HOME NURSING will be held at HOLY TRINITY SCHOOLROOM, BAKER STREET, ABERGAVENNY, ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS commencing on 17th September, 1919, at 3 p.m. There will be Demonstrations in connection with most of the Lectures. LECTURER MISS F. M. STOCK. Fee One Penny per Student per Lecture. For further particulars apply to MRS. W. D. SXEEIf, Nevill Street, Abergavenny. A. ARTHUR PRICE, Secretary. Too Late for Classification. LOST on Wednesday last, Hereford Cow > scissors mark on pin, bone.—Apply J. Davies, Parsonage Farm, Llanthewy Skirrid. Dancing, Deportment and Physical Education. MISS C. E. STEVENSON will resume hcr ￼ .lVi Classes at the AXGEE HOTEL on Wedies- day, October 8th, and Saturday, October 11th. PRIVATE LESSONS BY APPOINTMENT. j For particulars, address I Miss C. E. STEVENSON, Nevill House, Abergavenny. MUSIC. DURIG the illness of MISS OSMAN, PIANOFORTE LESSONS will be given at 4 Lion Street by MISS NELL A DA\ IES, L.R.A.M., beginning Thursday, October 2nd. Application should be made to Mrs. Osman, Letton Rectory, or to Miss Payne (B.A., Lond.), Grey School, Lyndham House, Hereford. INFANT WELFARE CENTRE. On Tuesday, September 23rd, 1919. Sale of Children's Garments Made by the YOUNG GIRLS' SEW ING CLASS, RED. CROSS, will be held in the Y.M.C.A. ROOMS at 4.30 p.m. also A SMALL JUMBLE SALE. Will the Mothers who attend the Centre come and bring a friend ? VALE OF CRICK HOWELL. FREEHOLD HOUSES FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. I-All that compact HOUSE & PREMISES known as the BRICK HOUSE, situate in Church Road, Crickhowell, commanding good views of the Vale of the Usk. The House contains Entrance Hall, Breakfast and Dining Rooms, each being 14ft. 6in. x 10ft. 6in. and 9ft. high, with Glass Cupboards in recess Kitchen, Back Kitchen, and dry Cellar Two good large best Bedrooms with firegrates therein Two second- ary Bedrooms, Box-room and large Attic. Outer Buildings Yard and small Garden. Possession can be had at once. 2-THREE COTTAGES in Church Street, Crickhowell, with small Garden to each one. Always occupied, There is a great demand for Cottages and will later on command much higher rents than now paid. For orders to view, apply to MRS. S. THOMAS, Bridge End Inn, Crickhowell. CRICKHOWELL UNION. • WANTED at Crickhowell Poor Law Institu- W tion, Working Laundress. Salary, £ 30 per annum, with residence and rations, plus War Bonus, £ 13 per annum. Applications, stating age and experience, to- gether with copies of two recent testimonials, must reach me not later than 20th September. THOS. VAUGHAN, Clerk to the Guardians. Union Offices, Crickhowell, Sept. 8, 1919. King Henry Vlllth's Grammar School, Abergavenny. THE Governors invite applications for the T post of CLEANER of the above-named School. Applications, stating wages required, to be sent in to the undersigned not later than 22nd September, 1919. F. BAKER GABB, Clerk to the Governors. BOROUGH OF ABERGAVENNY. PARK KEEPER. APPLICATIONS are invited for position of Park Keeper. Apply for particulars and conditions of ap- pointment to WM. H. HOPWOOD, Town Clerk, Abergavenny. Town Hall, nth Sept., igig. BOROUGH OF ABERGAVENNY. PROPOSED RECOGNITION OF OFFICERS AND EX-SERVICE MEN. SUBSCRIPTIONS ALREADY PROMISED OR RECEIVED. Amount previously acknowledged £I 70 1 6 Messrs. Seargeant Bros. Ltd. 26 5 o > 7 £196 6 6 + AM COLISEUM ABERGAVENNY. Telephone 33. MANAGING DIRECTOR RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAGER W. H. WALLER. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY :— A. SOUL FOR SALE. I A Storv of the Marriage Mart, featuring DOROTHY PHILLIPS. "TIH MINH." Chapter 6. Featuring RENE CRESTE. A PULLMAN BRIDE Mack Sennett Comedy. PATH E GAZETTE (changed twice weekly), also WEEKLY PICTORIAL PICTORIAL will be added. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY PRIDE AND THE DEVIL. A Stirring Drama with an ALL STAR CAST. MYSTERY OF THE DOUBLE X. Chapter 14. Featuring MOLLIE KING. ADVENTURES AMONG THE CANNIBALS: Part 5. POOR INNOCENCE A STOLL COMEDY. REVISED PRICES: Adults, 5d., 9d. and 1/ Children admitted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at half-price (with parents). Children's Matinee on Saturdays. Admission 2d. Doors open at 7. Commence 7.45. Saturday at 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. Matinee Tuesday and Saturday at 2.30.
I HOUSING AT ABERGAVENNY. l There are so many people who do not under- I stand the difficulties connected with the housing question that it was well that Councillor Graham explained the position at the last Town Council meeting. If there are members of the working class at Abergavenny who think that they are going to get decent houses at anything like pre- war rents, it is high time they were disillusioned. It does not require a very intimate knowledge of the building trade to convince one that such an expectation is impossible of achievement. Councillor Graham is speaking with a practical knowledge of supplies and costs when he says that the minimum cost of erecting a cottage, under present conditions, is £ 600, without the cost of the site and the lay out, and that a house to satisfy the ambitions of the better-class artisan and meet the requirements of his family would cost considerably more. A contract was recently accepted by a local authority in South Wales for the building of houses at £ 670 each. That was for the building only, and it may be taken for granted that the houses are not to be of a very elaborate character or have very much ground attached to them. The economic rent of such houses would net be less than 15s. per week. What the Hammersmith Borough Council are doing in regard to providing temporary housing accommodation gives an indication of present-day cost. They have purchased a number of huts and are converting them .into temporary residences. The rent to be charged is 16s. per week, plus is. per week for electric light, and at that rent there will be a loss of i os. per week on each house. That is the cost of woodeu buildings with one large living room, three bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, and outdoor larder but the ideal house ,for the working classes is of course something rather better than that. It is not only a largely increased rent which the prospective tenant has to face it must not be forgotten that the amount of rates to be paid will be correspondingly larger, if the houses are assessed at their value. Although there has been much talk, many official pro- nouncements and innumerable conferences in connection with the housing question, the position at Abergavenny still remains altogether too indefinite.. There does not seem any reason why much fuller information could not be available by now, and if there are any doubts as to what the Government are prepared to do and what will be required of the Town Council, those doubts could surely be set at rest by com- municating with the Housing Department of the Ministry of Health and the Director of Building Materials Supply. A great many housing schemes throughout the country have already been commenced, and our local Housing Committee ought now to be in a position to tell the public approximately what the cost of the houses will be, the extent of accommodation, and the amount of rent which will have to be paid. Prospective tenants naturally will want some definite information before they put in an application for a house. When that informa- tion is forthcoming the Town Council will soon learn the extent of the local demand for houses of the character it is proposed to provide and at the rents to be charged, and then they can proceed with their scheme accordingly. It has been definitely and officially stated that the burden on the local rates will be limited to a rate of id. in the £ A penny rate at Aberga- venny will produce about /130, but this of course must not be taken as the sole contribu- tion, for the rate is not for one year only, but will presumably become a standing charge so long as is necessary. On a 20 years' basis this would mean a contribution of £ 2,600 towards the cost of building or the interest on the loan. Mr. E. F. C. Morse, of the Ministry of Health, has stated that a pre-war house which cost /250 to build and would now cost 16oo would, when the cost of materials reaches the post-war level, be erected for £ 420. The Government subsidy of 30 per cent. on the loan charges on the capital expenditure is intended to make up the difference of 418o and to place those who build now in the same position as those who defer building until prices reach the post-war level. On this basis of assistance he works out the cost of 100 houses at £ 600 each and calculates that they could be let at a rent of as. per week, exclusive of rates. That is rather different to what one has been given to understand, and perhaps it will not work out so well in practice as it does on paper. If that is not possible at Abergavenny, then it is up to the Housing Committee to tell us exactly what is possible. We do not want to be unduly optimistic or pessimistic, but simply to know the facts. The idea of giving an opportunity to prospective tenants to purchase their houses through a utility society is a very good one, and will no doubt te taken up if the purchasers can be shown that they are getting value for their money. It must be remembered, however, that any assistance given by a local authority to a public utility society cannot be included in the Id. rate, but must be an additional burden on the rates.
SIX DAY'S MOTOR TRIALS. I INTERESTING EVENT IN WALES. I There can be no question of the great revival of interest in motor-cycling that the return of peace has brought. Before the war the ranks of motor-cyclists were gradually expanding. The good service of the motor-cycle in the various war zones and the experiences of our soldiers who used it in the Allied cause have added a new zest to pleasure riding, and the motor-cycle is now assured of a very widespread popularity in its peaceful vocation. Road competitions form an interesting phase of motor-cycling sport, and it is largely as an outcome of these that motor-cycles have been developed to the high standard of efficiency and convenience their riders enjoy to-day. As is well known, the Auto-Cycle Union is the re- sponsible body controlling motor-cycling, com- petitions on the road, and the classic event promote by the Union is the annual Six Days' Reliability Trial. This contest, as its name implies, is not a race. A mere speed event on the public roads would, of course, be illegal in this country. The A.C.U. Six Days' Trial has, however, a nv eh more'interesting and useful purpose. Besides providing a very enjoyable week's sport for enthusiastic riders, it affords the best possible opportunity for testing the various types of motor-cycle under strenuous everyday conditions. The A.C.U. experts select the route, and from time to time Regulations of increased severity are imposed in order to test every capacity of the machines, and to assist the designers and manufacturers to evolve a mount in every way satisfactory in its respective class. This year the six days' trial will be held on a course radiating from Llandrindod Wells, from September 15th to 20th inclusive. With its close proximity to our district, no doubt many readers of this journal will attend the trial on some or all of the days. The riders start and finish each day at Llandrindod Wells, and the course covered during the five days the com- petitors are actually on the road, from Monday to Friday, embraces most of the localities of Central and South Wales. Most of the points of vantage from which to view the competitors on the hill climbs and other tests included in the course are easily accessible, and probably many of our readers will be glad of the opportunity of seeing the newest motor-cycles under a most practical test. There are classes for motor- bicycles, motor-bicycles with sidecars, and three- three-wheeled cars, so that the trial should be thoroughly representative of all types of motor- vehitle intended for the motorist of moderate means. This year for the first time (A) a given weight for competitors and passengers is insisted upon f (n) the permissible use of spare wheels is defined (c) a clear statement of gear ratios is required (D) the silencing of machines will be more de- finitely observed. These regulations should be productive of some useful data upon which the I general acceptability of the various machines can be judged. Both amateur and trade riders j will compete, and it is interesting to observe that the amateur element is represented by a par- ticularly large entry. Altogether, upwards of a hundred riders are expected to take part. No I doubt some of our readers would like full details of the event, and these would be well advised to get a copy of the official programme from M. Morgan & Co., Chronicle Office, Aberga- venny. The six days' trial programme is in itself a publication of much interest to actual and prospective motor-cyclists, and includes the rules and regulations, a complete list of entrants, and a complete set of contour and road maps covering the route. +
I Fire at Crowfield Farm. I I SERIOUS LOSS OF WHEAT AND BARLEY. I I A tire broke out at Crowfield Farm, tenanted by Mr. W. L. Rogers, on Sunday morning in a barn containing a large quantity of wheat and barley. The Fire Brigade were summoned at about 12.30, and under Capt. H. C. Powell were on the spot in half an hour, which was a very smart performance. By the time of their arrival the fire had got a good hold of the build- ings and the roof had fallen in. The Brigade were considerably handicapped by a poor supply of water, but they nevertheless succeeded in saving a bay of oats in the same building and preventing the flames spreading to the granary close by, though they had to remain 12 hours before all danger was past. The loss in wheat and barley is estimated at about /500 and the total damage, including the building and im- plements, is probably £ 1,400. We understand that both the stock and the buildings were covered by insurance.
I SUGAR LOAF MUSINGS. I By GOBANNIUM. The Clerk of the Weather made a slight mistake last Thursday when he deluged the Horse Show with a choice sample from his reserve stock of liquid. Perhaps he noticed the water jump, and thought he would be doing a good turn by increasing its dimensions. Tiie Horse Show Committee of course could not anticipate I' such a mistake, or they might have stuck up a placard bearing the information to the controller of the aerial waterworks, ".This is a horse shew, not a water carnival." It is also possible, of I course, that the Clerk of the Weather noticed the announcement of the carnival arranged by the Attractions Association and thought it was intended to be of the aquatic variety. If Mr. Pussyfoot" had come over on Thursday and made Abergavenny dry," externally, he would have been considered a public benefactor, and- who knows ?—he might have been _rewarded with the freedom of the borough. Speaking of the freedom, Abergavenny has lost two of its distinguished freemen quite re- cently in Mr. Andrew Carnegie and Lord Charles Beresford. Two'others—Lord Roberts and the Marquess of Abergavenny—passed away during the- war, and Sir Walter Yaughan Morgan (formerly Lord Mayor of London) had gone on previously. Abergavenny, to-day, has therefore not a single living freeman. Any applications ? Don't all speak at once. Reverting to Thursday's revival of the Horse Show, the event can be characterised as a great success from the exhibition point of view. Financially it is probable that the receipts will not nearly cover the expenditure. Such events i are verv expensive to run, even in normal times, and to-day, of course, all expenses are very much higher than they were. The Association is fortunate in the possession of a number of liberal supporters, otherwise it would be im- possible to carry on. 'Tis money makes the mare go." Sport is looking up at Abergavenny. There There was quite an epidemic of victories on Saturday. The first and second cricket elevens both beat their opponents, and the Rangers won their first football league match—perhaps because Fraser's kicks were the best. Now it has been decided to revive the old hockey club, which established such a reputation in South Wales in the past. There are plenty of young plavers who should be able to form a strong team, and some good games may confidently be anticipated. That will be Jjully There is an idea about town that the little boy who was killed under such sad circumstances on Saturday was refused admission to the Cottage Hospital. This is quite erroneous, as the poor boy was not taken there, owing to the fact that nothing could be done to save him. These ideas seem to circulate on the flimsiest of evidence, and in this case such a wrong im- pression is calculated to do harm to a very useful institution. It was Mark Twain who had the interesting experience of reading his own obituary notice in the Press, and with characteristic humour wired to the newspapers Report of my death greatly exaggerated." Mr. Reginald Herbert, that fine old sport, who loves a good joke as much as any man, has just had a some- what similar experience. He was reading an article by a special sporting correspondent in the Western Mail on Thursday, and this passage pulled him up with a start I know a man who would give iioo for a copy of a book by the late Reginald Herbert which was called something about the Ace of Diamonds,' and which was published at 2s. 6d." That was enough to make a man pinch himself to find out whether or not he had been living under a delusion. I put it to Mr. Herbert that perhaps he had been resusticated," as someone said the other day. However that may be, I am glad to say that the Squire of Clytha is still the sprightly and perennial Reggie Herbert," as Col. Curre aptly described him the other day. Apart from the fact that Mr. Herbert is not late," the statement is probably correct with two excep- ceptions (I) that the title of the book is When Diamonds were Trumps (diamonds being the design of Mr. Herbert's old racing colours) and (2) that the:book was published at a guinea and not 2S. 6d. Needless to say, Mr. Herbert would very much like to meet the gentleman who is so anxious to give £ 100 for a copy of his book, for what sport could resist a certainty with the odds at 100 to 1 It is becoming evident—indeed it has been evident for a long time-that a place like Aber- gavenny ought to have an established theatre. It is impossible to make the best use of the Town Hall for this purpose when it is required for dances, meetings and local entertainments. For instance, the booking of one night for a local event may mean the losing of three nights of The Geisha," or The Country Girl," or some equally well-known attraction. What is really wanted is a separate hall for dances, meetings and similar events, and then the Town Hall might be made something like a theatre ought to be; more comfortable for the patrons and more convenient and up-to-date for the com- panies. With regard to local bookings, any organisa- tion in the town which requires the hall for any purpose should give as much notice as possible to the Attractions Association as to the month or week during which they require the hall, and every effort will be made to meet their require- ments. Obviously it is much more difficult to fix up with companies on tour than it is to arrange a local event, and therefore due notice must be given by anyone desiring the hall. Notice may be given to the Secretary of the Attractions Association, at Albany Lodge, or personally to Mr. Llewellin at the Town Hall. +
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. DEATHS. I I BOOTH.—On the loth inst., at 97 Xorth-street, Charles James Booth, the dearly beloved husband of Harriett Booth, late of the 3rd Mon. Regt. also R.O.D., R.E., France, after a long and painful illness. Funeral Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Gentlemen only. A good Husband and a loving Father. Loved by all who knew him. His end was peace. "i z r IX MEMORIAM. WEBB.—In Loving Memory of Rifleman Charles Daniel, beloved son of J ames and Sarah Webb, who was wounded in France and died at Albany-road Military Hospital, Cardiff, 011 Saturday, Sept. 9th, 1916, aged 21 years. In Affectionate Remembrance of our dear son and brother, Pte. Harry Burcher, late S.W.B., who died of wounds Sept. 12th, 1916. Dear one, we miss you as the days go by, No flowers can we place on the grave where you lie, As the great, wide ocean keeps us apart, But your dear face stills lives in our hearts. Ever remembered by his loving Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister, and Brother-in-law, and Friends. In Fond and Loving Remembrance of my darling boy, James Thomas (Tony) Clark, 2nd Lieut, in the Royal Sussex Regt. and late Public II School Corps, only son of Mrs. Clark, j Llanover, killed in action on the Somme, Sept. 9th, 1916. He died the noblest death a man can die- k Fighting for God and Right and Liberty.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 10 Victoria-street, wish J to thank their many kind friends for sympathy I in their sad bereavement.
I FURTHER PERFORMANCES OF TOP OF I THE BILL." Mr. ^brris Flake, the producer of Top of the Bill" revue, which lias been delighting audiences at the Borough Theatre this week, originally intended to give only three per- formances at Abergavenny, but has now made arrangements to continue till Saturday night. Everyone ought to see this really first-class pro- duction, which-is one of the very best of its kind on tour, and there will be no excuse for anyone missing the opportunity now that popular prices have been arranged, viz., 2s. 4(i., is. 3d., and gd., including tax. Top of the Bill" is, unlike so manv revues which have been put before the public, free from vulgarity. It is full of tuneful t e numbers which are exceedingly well rendered, 't of t?-e au(l;.elice is and the musical enjoyment of the audience is enhanced bv the orchestra. The revue is staged in first-class style, it is full of movement, and better dancing cannot be seen envwhere in the realm of reVue. The comedy is sustained In- Yalll12n Bracking, who is in the front rank of comedians and who is an entertainment in himself. He brings down the house at every appearance. The company altogether is a very expensive one and it is to be hoped that the public will to-night and to-morrow night support them in providing the best kind of entertainment at prices which should appeal to all pockets. There will b^ two performances to-morrcw (Saturday), at 6.45 and S,-I5. "THE CHINESE HONEYMOON." I On-Thursday, Friday and Saturday 01 next week there will be staged that record musical comedy A Chinese Honeymoon." Everyone who has seen this record-breaking attraction, no matter how many times, will want to see it again, and those who have not seen it but know it bv-Tepute will be just as anxious to make a pleasant acquaintance with it. It ran for 1,200 performances at the Strand Theatre and is still drawing crowded houses wherever it is pre- sented. The company numbers 34 and includes Miss Lillie Soutar as Fi-Fi (her original part), Mr. Victor Crawford and other well-known actors and actresses. There will be a full operatic chorus and orchestra under the direction of Mr. W. R. Parker, and the whole production will be staged in the most elaborate manner. It is but very rarely that Abergavenny has the opportunity of seeing musical comedy. of this class, and crowded houses each night are a fore- gone conclusion. Those who want to book I reserved seats can do so at Messrs. Heins & Co.'s. re,,?er-?-e d scats can Cc) ?, o aI Heins &- co. 's.
LLANELLEN. CHILDREN'S TREAT.—To the great regret of the people of the neighbourhood, the connection of the Wilson family with the parish is being severed through the Wilson estate changing hands. The late Capt. Walbeoffe Wilson, who was killed in action in France, formerly gave an annual treat to the children, and Mrs. Wilson, his mother, conceived the happy idea of giving a farewell tea to the children of Llanellen and Llanover. This took place at Beiii-glas on Thursday in last week, and about 130 children and adults sat down to an excellent tea, which was followed by sports. The cake was provided by Mr. Jones, grocer, Pengroesoped, and Mrs. David James, Green Court, superintended the arrangement of the tea, and was ably assisted by a number of willing helpers. Mr. David J ames. Green Court, planted an oLk tree in memory of the late Capt. Wilson, who gave to the Calvinistic Methodist Connexion the land upon which Beili- glas Schoolroom stands. The Rev. J. Prys planted another tree in memory of the late Capt. Elidyr Herbert, whose death is also a great ioss to the parish.
Llanthony Wedding. I A very interesting local wedding took place ¡ at St. David's Church, Llanthony, on Tuesday, the 2nd inst. The contracting parties were Miss Alice Bright Colley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colley, of the Half Moon Inn, and Lieut. R Oliver J, R, Pinkney, R.N.R., second son of Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney, of Plumstead, London. The bride was prettily attired in a frock of grey crepe-de-chine with trimmings of silver and a hat to match, and wore a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom she carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Bevan, of Newport (bride's companion and friend) and the Misses Ruth, Blanche and Edith Colley (sisters of the bride). Mrs. Bevan wore a frock of mauve crepe-de-chine with black hat, and carried a bouquet of mauve asters. Miss Ruth Colley also wore mauve, carrying a bouquet of pink carnations and the two younger brides- maids wore white frocks, with bouquets of brown chrysanthemums. The bride was given away by 'her father, and Lieut.-Com. Klitz, R.N.R., acted as best man. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. T. Williams, 4.A. On leaving the church, photographs were taken of the wedding party, who were then conveyed by motor to the bride's home, where the wedding breakfast was provided in a large marquee. Many relations and friends were present from a distance, among whom were the bridegroom's father, Mr. Pinkney, of Plumstead, and Sergt.- Major Pinkney (brother). There was a large gathering of the inhabitants at the church, all of whom were invited to the breakfast and enter- tained for the evening. As the evening wore on, it was an agreeable surprise to the many farmers I and their wives, returning from the Abergavenny market, to be requested to break their journey, walk into the marquee and partake of a delightful wedding spread." It must not be forgotten that the school children were all invited to a feast, after school. Although the wedding was arranged very suddenly, owing to the bridegroom's short leave of absence from his ship, both were the recipients of manv beautiful presents. Lieut, and Mrs. Pinknev left with the hearty good wishes of all who knew them, for Porthcawl, for the honey- moon.
Horse Show Prize Winner.—We are informed that it was Mrs. E. H. Crawshay's chestnut mare Kitty" which took the first prize in the class for weight-carrying Welsh cob at the Horse Show. ±
Victoria Cottage Hospital .—The Committee beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the following receipts per the Hon. Treasurer :— St. Man's Parish Church (Peace Sunday), per the Church- wardens, 1,13 7s. Llangattoek Lingoed Parish Church, per Mr. Albert Jones, £1 is.; Frogmore Street Baptist Church, per Mr. F. J. Mansfield, £ 3 Beily Glas Sunday School, per Mr. James James, £ i is. Henllan Baptist Chapel, per Mr. Wm. Williams, £ i is. Llantilio Pertholey Parish Church, per Mr. A. G. Greene, £1 is. Holy Trinity Parish Church, per Mr. S. Heap, £ 5 =s. Also the following gifts during July and August, per the -atron :-Wlie,l-chair, Mrs. Gilbert Harris fowers, Lady Herbert, Hon. Mrs. Herbert, Mrs. Comer, Miss Parnell Jones, Presby- terian Church, Frogmore St. Baptist Church, Mrs. Hiley, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Camden, Miss Richards, Mr. Saunders (Hereford-road), Mr. Powell, Mrs. Unicombe fruit and vegetables, Mrs. Richards (Mardv), Mrs. Hiley, Mrs. S. R. Young, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Colley (Llanthony), Miss Parnell Jones, Mrs. Lawrence Baker, Mr. P.cter Francis (patient), Mrs. Foster eggs, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Richards buns, Mr. Alderton jam, Mrs. S. R. Young milk, Mrs. Duck, Hereford Road Schools Peace Day Celelrations ipcr Mr. Duck) magazines, books and papers, Mrs. Corfield, Mr. Walford, Misses Eileen and Enid Powell, Mr. Mansfield, Mrs. Morgan (Brooklands) lib. of tea, Mrs. Lawson screen covers and linen bandages, Mrs. Lawson dressing-gown, Mrs. Phillips, Holy Trinity and bandages, -\Irs. Phillips, Holy dressing-gqwn and bandages, Mrs. Phillips, Holy ————
INDUSTRIAL WELFARE SOCIETY. SIR,-During the last three years, inspired by the ehorts of far seeing firms, the Welfare Move- ment has made very rapid strides in this country, and the wide recognition now being given to it bv employers, workers and public men leaves little doubt but that within a few years it will occupy a very prominent position in the in- dustrial world. ISo far 110 real attempt has been made either by State or voluntary agencies, to collate in- formation reg"arding various phases of the work in fact the names of firms interested in the movement are not even recorded in any place. The Industrial Welfare Society is anxious, for the benefit of industry generally, to collect from the pioneers of this movement information re- garding their doings in connection with Welfare Work. I shall therefore be grateful if those firms who are willing to assist in this way will apply for particulars of the information desired to the Industrial Welfare Society, 33 Tothill- street, Westminster, S.W. i. Yours trulv. ￼ ROBERT R. HYDE, Director.
PROMISING REVIVAL OF LOCAL CLUB. | A meeting ot local hockey players held at the Angel Hotel 011 Tuesday evening for the purpose of considering the revival of the old club, which in former years established such a reputation in hockey circles in South Wales. Mr. A. M. Cunliffe, an enthusiast of the old school, presided over a good attendance of ladies and gentlemen. The Chairman. in opening the meeting, said that he had had a great deal to do with hockey all bis life. He attended the first meeting of the Abergavenny Hockey Club on the 16th of October, 1S97, and the club ran until the 22nd of May, 1010, when it was decided to discontinue it owing to lack of membership. He noticed that at that time the membership dropped to 21, so that it was practically impossible ;o go on on the old lines. During the period 1897-1911 there passed through the Abergavennv club 11 internationals, and double that number played for the South of Wales against the North, and he could not sav how manv plaved for the East against the West. He need not tell them who the internationals were, for he thought they all knew. Aberrravennv during vears, except perhaps with the exnption of the first year, played nothing but first-class hockey. In 1910-1911 they were deteriorating, and they got to such a pitch that it was perfectly apparent in the season 1911-1012 they were going to drop to second-class hockey, and they were going to have to play the second instead of the first teams of such, crack clubs as Bristol, Cardiff and Whit- church. After what they had done they could not allow that to take place. He was telling them this in order that they should keep up to the old standard if they could. Let first-class hockey be their object. They had had five international matches in that town. and let them try to aim at that. If they decided to revive the old club, the question would arise as to whether it was going to be a mixed club or a men's club. A scratch team which was goj. together last season played 11 matches, won five, lost five and drew one, which he thought was a very creditable performance, and he thought the time had arrived when the Abergavenny Club cnuld be revived with success. Mr. Chadwick asked if it was the intention to run a ladies' team ? He thought it .would be advisable to do so, as they could not get along without the ladies. The Chairman said that the question was whether the South Wales Hockey Association would affiliate a mixed hockey club. They would have to affiliate with the Association, otherwise they would have no proper standing. Mr. Reg. Day said that the first question was what ground were they going to have. Mr. A. Griffiths said that, as the present secretary of the Cricket Club, it was possible, if the secretary of that club would write him. that he might be able to arrange for the use of that ground. Mr. Chadwick asked if they could not plav in the Park, which was a very good ground. The Chairman said that they had had trouble in the past in securing their patch. On the proposition of Mr. Reg. Day. seconded by Mr. W. M. Chadwick, it was decided to revive the club. Mr. C. 0. Marsh said he hoped that they would keep up the prestige of the old club, and, with all respect to the ladies, he thought they would agree that unless they became affiliated with the South Wales Hockey Association they would not be recognised in South Wales. Until they knew definitely whether they could admit lady members or not it would be rather difficult to go 011. He should like to see a ladies' club and mixed matches, but what he wanted to see more than anything else, as an old hockey player, was a first-class team there as they had had in the past. Others thought that there was nothing to prevent the acceptance of lady members, and on the proposition of Mr. Chadwick, seconded by Mr. Gough, it was decided to admit lady members The Chairman said that the old rules could be adopted, with one or two slight alterations. Mr. C. 0. Marsh proposed that the rules be adopted with the necessary alterations. He did not think that there was a better conducted club than the old Abergavenny club had been. Mr. Chadwick seconded and it was carried. It was decided that the annual subscription be IOS. 6d. for gentlemen and 7s. od. for ladies. It was also decided to retain the old colours of the club, canary. On the proposition of Mr. Day, seconded by Mr. Chadwick. Mr. Cunliffe was elected president, and in returning thanks for his election, the Chairman said that he had held every position in the old club and also in the South Wales Association, with the exception that he had not beenerhairman of the international selection committee. He would do all he could for the club, as he had done in the past. The following other officers were elected :— Secretary and treasurer, Mr. J. Bishop captain, Mr. Theo. Gough vice-captain, Mr. Reg. Day committee, Messrs. Alick Morgan, G. Hilev, W. M. Chadwick, A. Bunce, C. 0 Marsh, and Harold Price. The election of a captain and selection committee for the ladies' club was left to the ladies themselves.
Crickhowell Rural District Council. Mr. W. G, James presided at the monthly meeting of this Council on Monday afternoon, at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, when there were present Revs. T. C. W. Lewis, W. Arvon Davies, and Messrs. Gwilym C. James, T. Ll. Jones, Jenkin Jones, James Howat, D. J. Owen. A.J. Thomas, and Henry Thomas. The Chairman said that he, the Surveyor, Mr. W. H. Powell, Clerk to the Llanelly Parish Council, and Mr. D. M. Evans, a member of the Llanelly Parish Council, attended at the Ministry of Health in Whitehall on August istli and ex- plained to Sir George Newman, Dr. Rees and Mr. Fawcett, Engineer, the position ot Llanelly in regard to the serious outbreak of typhoid fever, and the menace to the health of the parishioners through the prcsence of the Bryn- mawr sewer. The officials listened carefully to what they had to say, and promised to assist as far as possible. It was pointed out that long ago the Local Government Board approved a scheme submitted by the Brynmawr Urban District Council for the disposal of their sewage. Mr. T. Ll. Jones Has the Clerk received any communication from the Ministry of Health ? The Clerk No. I Mr. T. Ll. J ones Then I move that a letter be sent to the Ministry of Health asking what action has been taken. Feeling in Llanelly is intense, and it is rising daily. Mr. A. J. Thomas seconded, and it was carried. Dr. P. E. Hill, M.O.H., reported that since the last meeting seven cases of typhoid had been notified. The last case was reported on the 23rd August. In all, three deaths had been notified. Mr. E. R. Morgan, Sanitary Inspector, stated that he had reported to the Brynmawr Urban District Council two leakages in the sewerage pipes above Ffynonycoed and Rock and Foun- tain springs. Mr. T. Ll. Jones Unless we insist 0:1 action, this matter will be allowed to slide. (Hear. hear). The Clerk read a circular regarding the a p- pointment 01 a Tribunal under the Profiteering Act. The Chairman said he did not think a Tribunal would serve a useful purpose in that district. The local Pood Committee had very few com- plaints. Mr. E. Pirie Gordon (Chairman of the Food Control Committee) said complaints could always be made to the Food Control Committee. They had had a number of indirect complaints, but as soon as they asked for particuLr", the but as soo.1 s t.lle\- as. people who made them backed out. Mr. A. J. Thomas: .1 propose NA-el (ion't appoint a Tribunal or Committee. It is all verv well for the Government to put the onus on Local Authorities. Duties of this kind are decidedly unpleasant, and I object to going about as an inspector. Mr. T. LI. Jones: Profiteering is going on. We ought not to banish the idea of appointing a committee. I am not going to say that the duties of the local authorities are pleasant, but there are people who must be protected. Profi- teering must not go 0:1 with impunity. He suggested* that consideration of the matter be deferred for a month. Mr. Gwilym C. James Everything is ab- normally dear. The Chairman Quite so, but doubtless profiteering is going on. The suggestion was unanimously agreed to. The Surveyor reported that the Housing Commissioner had inspected the building sites, and he believed approved of them generally. Very shortly a communication would be re- received. It was agreed to accept the terms of the Crick- howell Gas and Coke Company for lighting the town, 10 lamps to be lit, as last year. The in- crease in cost per lamp was stated to be £ 1 5s.